Sunday, March 2, 2014
We woke up this morning to a brilliant sunrise, but the clouds were coming over the mountains and they looked like rain. Sure enough, by 8 am it was raining lightly. As the morning progressed, the rain became a little heavier until about 11 am and then it was done. You can now see splashes of sun on the mountains. First rain we have had in the two plus months we have been on our vacation.
As the day progressed, the wind has picked up and we have gusts of cool air. We are not used to cool air. I think we only got to the mid fifties today.
These are photos from yesterday. The name of this mountain is El Capitan.
As I was driving up the side of the mountains, took a photo off to the side. That is hwy 62/180 in the valley. This is a photo of The Bowl.
All of these mountains have trailheads here at the Pine Springs Campground. Wish I were younger, I would hike one of the trails, but we’re looking at 6 to 9 miles roundtrip. Don’t think I could do it without some real pain. If you kids are ever out this way, this would be a great place to do some serious day hikes.
See you later.